Cabot Creamery Encourages Families to Build Their Legacy, While Honoring Their Ancestry

Posted by Jessica Murray on September 5, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site

Between ballet class, soccer practice and busy work schedules, spending quality time as a family can be difficult. Cabot Creamery is inviting families to spend more time together and encouraging them to participate in activities that enrich their family legacy, such as giving back and cooking in the kitchen together. According to a survey by… Read more

Preserve the Pensions: An Update from FGS 2014

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on September 4, 2014 in In The Community, Military Records

Imagine the paperwork that your ancestor had to submit in order to receive a War of 1812 pension. That paperwork is filled with all sorts of information – things like names, dates, relationships, residences, and military service. Now imagine all of that valuable paperwork deteriorating, without being digitized. That’s what has been happening with the… Read more

FGS 2014 Recap: Highlights from the Alamo City

Posted by Juliana Smith on September 3, 2014 in Events, Juliana's Corner

Well, the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ (FGS) 2014 conference has ended and by now, the genealogists who descended on San Antonio are hopefully safely back at home. If they’re like me, they are more energized than ever to get back to researching their families. What a whirlwind week! Had lots of fun learning, exchanging ideas… Read more

BAFTA Award-Winning Actress Sheridan Smith Searches for Her Musical Ancestry on “Who Do You Think You Are?” (UK)

Posted by Brian Gallagher on September 3, 2014 in United Kingdom, Who Do You Think You Are?

  BAFTA award-winning actress Sheridan Smith is set to explore her musical roots on tomorrow night’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are?   The episode traces the rise and fall of her great-great-grandfather, Benjamin Doubleday. A music teacher, he went on to become one of the country’s best-known banjo players of the 1880s. He entertained upper-class audiences in… Read more

Branch Out Contest Winner: Cindy Hillman

Posted by Ancestry.com on September 2, 2014 in Contest, Research

By Cheryl Coats and Lindsay Jackson Cindy Hillman recently won our Branch Out sweepstakes, and received 20 hours of ProGenealogists research time. Initially, she wanted to see if her McKinley line connected to President William McKinley (who wouldn’t!) Unfortunately, we discovered that the only chance of those lines connecting would have occurred in Ireland in… Read more

Ancestry Weekly Roundup: September 1st Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on September 1, 2014 in Ask Ancestry Anne

Ancestry.com The emotional rollercoaster comes to an end.  It’s the last in the season of Long Lost Family! by Brian Gallagher Ancestry Mobile iOS 6.0 Release Now Available by Finn Larson What We Are Reading: August 29th Edition by Amy Johnson Crow Just in Time for Labor Day — Delaware, Winterthur Museum Craftperson Files, 1600-1995… Read more

The emotional rollercoaster comes to an end. It’s the last in the season of Long Lost Family!

Posted by Brian Gallagher on August 31, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site, Long Lost Family, United Kingdom

It has been quite the emotional rollercoaster this season. We have had front row seats to some beautiful reunions. We have smiled and cried in equal measure as we shared the journeys of this season’s participants. Join Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell as they help people find their absent family members in the final episode of Long Lost Family. Sandra… Read more